Netflix announced the upcoming anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners back in 2020. The project is primarily based on the video game Cyberpunk 2077 and has been in the works since 2018.
The official opening title sequence for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was released by Netflix at the Trigger 10 Year Anniversary & Announcement Panel at Anime Expo 2022.
CD Projekt Red is producing the series while Studio Trigger, a Japanese company, is in charge of the animation. The director of the show is the founder of Studio Trigger, Hiruyoki Imaishi. The OST will be composed by Akira Yamaoka. The first episode was exclusively shown to the audience at the event.
Netflix and CD Projekt Red unveiled the official teaser trailer on 9th June 2022.
The anime will consist of 10 episodes, featuring Martinez; a kid turned mercenary Edgerunner as the protagonist, who is being voiced by Zach Aguilar from the English dubbed version of Demon Slayer. It will be set in the utopian megapolis Night City.
The show’s main theme is the survival journey of a kid in a “technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future.” Another character is a Netrunner named Lucy.
Like other Studio Trigger projects, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is expected to feature quality animations and a complex narrative. The anime show is scheduled to release in September.
About Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red.
The game is set in Night City, a seemingly utopian megalopolis where anything and everything is possible, on the surface, that is. We play as V, a mercenary that is after an implant that serves as the key to immortality. The humongous game world offers a lot of pathways, choices, allies, and enemies. The best part; every single choice and action of yours will forge the story around you!
Cyberpunk 2077 released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on December 10th, with a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X release set for 2021!